Less is more. Having a list of three goals as opposed to 15 doesn’t mean you’re ambitious. It means you’re smart. “I ask [my clients] what they can 100% accomplish for the following week, and to only commit to those tasks," Melillo says. "My clients have to complete at least 80% of what they select to continue working with me, so this is very important.” Finishing tasks in order to feel a sense of satisfaction is crucial to moving forward. “Failing in completing tasks is a real downer and slows progress, so it is always better to choose fewer tasks.” It’s funny, she adds, how many clients surprise themselves at how much they can actually do in a week. It’s OK if you don’t want to sacrifice one goal for another. Just make sure you spread them out throughout the year.